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Top 3 Gadgets to Help You Lose Weight

Almost all of us would look in the mirror and say that we would like to weigh a little less, or at least be physically fitter. But how do we go about this? For many, it means joining a gym, which often constitutes a either a reasonably sized one off payment, or a monthly commitment [...]

How to Break Bad Sleep Habits

Why don't we value sleep as highly as we should? If sleep were a commodity, one can only imagine how much it would sell for in stores, or trade at on global stock exchanges.  There is no question it would be right up there with diamonds and crude oil in terms of price [...]

Dealing With Addiction for the Long Term

            One of the biggest frustrations when it comes to dealing with addiction is when we relapse, despite having worked tremendously hard for weeks, months, and in some cases years in order to conquer our vices. In this final edition of our addiction series, we explore methods for avoiding relapse, [...]

Who Can Help You Deal With Addiction?

Knowing who can help could be key to dealing with your addiction. After the intensity of looking into the deep reaching impacts of addiction, and ways in which medication and psychology can help us to deal with our dependencies, it is time to take a step back and recognize the people that will [...]

Can Where You Live Make You Fatter?

Is your bodyweight linked to where you live? A new study, released at the end of January in the International Journal of Obesity[1], suggests that where we live could play a key role in whether or not we are overweight.  Unfortunately, there is a scientific side to it, it is not as simple [...]

Psychological Interventions: Dealing with Addiction

Dealing with addiction is psychological as much as it is physical. We have already explored the various medical interventions that are available for those dealing with various addictions, focusing primarily on nicotine, alcohol, and various categories of drug dependency. However, we must realize that medical intervention is only 50% of the battle we [...]

Medical Interventions for Dealing With Addiction

Various medicines are available to help individuals dealing with addiction. Now that we have explored the background of addiction, what it means, what can cause us to become addicted to something, met David and heard his story, it is time to begin looking at the interventions that are available for medically treating addictions. [...]

Addiction: The Consequences

Addiction has many consequences, both for the addict and those close to them. This story is based on personal experiences, and aims to accurately represent the dangers and consequences that exposure to drugs and other substances can bring. David is a 30-year old man who lives alone in Jacksonville, Florida. On the face [...]

Addiction: An Introduction

  Most of us have our own ideas of what ‘addiction’ is. Some of us have associates, friends, or family members who might use recreational drugs, drink alcoholic beverages, or gamble in what is a seemingly innocuous way.  Some of us will partake in such activities ourselves. What we are not aware of, however, is [...]

Male Stroke Survivors Have Higher Risk of Suffering Depression Than Females

Male stroke survivors have a higher incidence of depression. According to a new study published in the September, 2012, issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation[1], depression following stroke is a big problem affecting around 33% of stroke survivors. The study reports that the more uncertainty about the outcome from the stroke [...]